2021 Big 12 Swimming Championships Day Four Finals: Krueger Swims 41.3 100 Free, Bray Hits 1:52 200 Fly

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Photo Courtesy: Texas Athletics

The final night of the Big 12 swimming and diving championships has arrived with six events for men and women to close out the weekend in Austin, Texas. The Texas Longhorns are using this meet as a prepper for the NCAA championships in three weeks for the women and four weeks for the men. Daniel Krueger and Olivia Bray posted nation leading swims.

Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 41                     
 
  1. Texas          854   
  2. Kansas         649
  3. Iowa State     460   
  4. TCU            434
  5. West Virginia  421
Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 42                      
 
  1. Texas           951   
  2. TCU             681
  3. West Virginia   661

Women’s 200 Back

The Kansas Jayhawks had something to cheer about to start off the final night of the Big 12 swimming championships in the 200 backstroke as Manon Manning won from start to finish with a 1:55.57 for her first career win at the Big 12 championships.

Kansas’ Dewi Blose finished third overall with a 1:57.37 after coming in as the top seed as TCU’s Kaeleigh Rice finished in an unprecedented and emotional second place with a 1:56.95.

Texas’ Sydney Silver, who was out fast at the 100 and the only Longhorn in the final, finished in fourth at 1:57.38.

 Event 31  Women 200 Yard Backstroke
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         1:50.50  A Ncaa Auto
         1:53.99  I 2020 Invited
         1:57.11  B Ncaa Cons
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals       Points 
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                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Manon Manning    21 Kansas            1:59.36    1:55.57 B       20  
             26.35        55.13 (28.78)
        1:24.94 (29.81)     1:55.57 (30.63)
  2 Kaeleigh Rice    21 TCU               1:58.24    1:56.95 B       17  
             28.01        57.40 (29.39)
        1:27.06 (29.66)     1:56.95 (29.89)
  3 Dewi Blose       20 Kansas            1:57.66    1:57.37         16  
             26.98        56.63 (29.65)
        1:26.93 (30.30)     1:57.37 (30.44)
  4 Sydney Silver    18 Texas             1:59.42    1:57.38         15  
             27.11        56.05 (28.94)
        1:26.30 (30.25)     1:57.38 (31.08)
  5 Lauryn Parrish   22 Kansas            1:58.56    1:57.69         14  
             28.17        57.84 (29.67)
        1:27.63 (29.79)     1:57.69 (30.06)
  6 Mackenzie Brave  20 Kansas            1:59.94    1:58.76         13  
             28.08        58.16 (30.08)
        1:28.61 (30.45)     1:58.76 (30.15)
  7 Paige Dressel    18 West Virginia     2:00.67    1:58.99         12  
             28.05        58.06 (30.01)
        1:28.29 (30.23)     1:58.99 (30.70)
  8 Ashleen O'Brien  20 TCU               1:59.86    2:01.58         11  
             27.97        58.27 (30.30)
        1:29.68 (31.41)     2:01.58 (31.90)

Men’s 200 Back

Texas freshman Carson Foster took care of business for his third win of the weekend with a 1:40.34 in the 200 backstroke as he improved on his season best of 1:40.39 from December. Foster already swept the IMs this weekend as he held off a hard charge from senior Austin Katz (1:40.83), who came home in 25.65 to Foster’s 26.09. The time is also a slight improvement for Katz who was a 1:40.89 earlier this month as Katz was the national champion in 2018 and was expected to compete for the title last season.

Texas’ Ethan Harder (1:41.89) and Peter Larson (1:41.90) competed in the B-Final as exhibition swimmers.

 Event 32  Men 200 Yard Backstroke
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         1:39.16  A Ncaa Auto
         1:41.29  I 2020 Invited
         1:45.04  B Ncaa Cons
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Carson Foster    19 Texas             1:43.13    1:40.34 I       20  
             23.82        48.69 (24.87)
        1:14.25 (25.56)     1:40.34 (26.09)
  2 Austin Katz      21 Texas             1:45.14    1:40.83 I       17  
             23.73        49.11 (25.38)
        1:15.18 (26.07)     1:40.83 (25.65)
  3 Kade Knoch       20 TCU               1:46.45    1:46.81         16  
             24.28        50.59 (26.31)
        1:18.30 (27.71)     1:46.81 (28.51)
  4 Justin Heimes    18 West Virginia     1:48.58    1:46.93         15  
             24.23        50.01 (25.78)
        1:17.72 (27.71)     1:46.93 (29.21)
  5 Charles Millett  20 TCU               1:56.45    1:47.77         14  
             25.64        52.86 (27.22)
        1:20.26 (27.40)     1:47.77 (27.51)
  6 Nicholas Skinne  20 TCU               1:48.97    1:48.91         13  
             24.80        52.30 (27.50)
        1:20.81 (28.51)     1:48.91 (28.10)
  7 Philip Kay       21 West Virginia     1:53.02    1:49.89         12  
             25.88        53.37 (27.49)
        1:21.57 (28.20)     1:49.89 (28.32)
  8 Rasmus Pedersen  20 TCU               1:53.25    1:53.28         11  
             25.12        53.14 (28.02)
        1:22.81 (29.67)     1:53.28 (30.47)

Women’s 100 Free

Texas’ Julia Cook utilized her stellar underwaters to win the 100 freestyle with a 48.89 as she won ahead of teammates Miranda Heckman (49.19), Bridget Semenuk (49.21) and Kyla Leibel (49.24).

 Event 33  Women 100 Yard Freestyle
=========================================================================
           47.18  A Ncaa Auto
           48.51  I 2020 Invited
           49.51  B Ncaa Cons
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Julia Cook       20 Texas               49.41      48.89 B       20  
    r:+0.74  11.35        23.41 (12.06)
          36.19 (12.78)       48.89 (12.70)
  2 Miranda Heckman  19 Texas               49.59      49.19 B       17  
    r:+0.76  11.44        23.80 (12.36)
          36.66 (12.86)       49.19 (12.53)
  3 Bridget Semenuk  19 Texas               49.45      49.21 B       16  
    r:+0.69  11.26        23.52 (12.26)
          36.64 (13.12)       49.21 (12.57)
  4 Kyla Leibel      19 Texas               50.05      49.24 B       15  
    r:+0.72  11.35        23.86 (12.51)
          36.52 (12.66)       49.24 (12.72)
  5 Grace Cooper     18 Texas               49.72      49.67         14  
    r:+0.70  11.14        23.62 (12.48)
          36.78 (13.16)       49.67 (12.89)
  6 Emily Haimes     19 West Virginia       50.16      50.18         13  
    r:+0.69  11.44        24.09 (12.65)
          37.13 (13.04)       50.18 (13.05)
  7 Jacqueline McCu  19 West Virginia       50.35      50.31         12  
    r:+0.67  11.44        24.09 (12.65)
          36.89 (12.80)       50.31 (13.42)
  8 Jordan Buechler  18 West Virginia       50.45      50.46         11  
    r:+0.74  11.36        24.29 (12.93)
          37.35 (13.06)       50.46 (13.11)

Men’s 100 Free

Daniel Krueger used his motor boat kick to pull away from the field in the 100 freestyle with a 41.33, which is a season best for the junior who was the top seed heading into last year’s NCAAs before the meet was cancelled. Krueger has been eager to prove himself on the national stage as he took down a pretty solid field tonight at the Big 12 swimming championships, touching ahead of teammates Drew Kibler (42.29) and Chris Staka (42.42). Those three paired with Alvin Jiang should make a very tough to beat 400 free relay come nationals in four weeks.

 Event 34  Men 100 Yard Freestyle
=========================================================================
           41.71  A Ncaa Auto
           42.57  I 2020 Invited
           43.80  B Ncaa Cons
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Daniel Krueger   21 Texas               42.54      41.33 A       20  
     r:+0.73  9.59        19.87 (10.28)
          30.65 (10.78)       41.33 (10.68)
  2 Drew Kibler      20 Texas               43.19      42.29 I       17  
     r:+0.64  9.53        20.11 (10.58)
          31.38 (11.27)       42.29 (10.91)
  3 Chris Staka      22 Texas               42.36      42.42 I       16  
     r:+0.60  9.67        20.20 (10.53)
          31.35 (11.15)       42.42 (11.07)
  4 Luke Bowman      21 Texas               42.92      43.03 B       15  
     r:+0.67  9.69        20.41 (10.72)
          31.69 (11.28)       43.03 (11.34)
  5 Ryen Van Wyk     22 West Virginia       44.43      43.32 B       14  
     r:+0.66  9.68        20.54 (10.86)
          31.75 (11.21)       43.32 (11.57)
  6 Noah Cumby       20 TCU                 43.74      43.44 B       13  
     r:+0.66  9.94        20.85 (10.91)
          32.20 (11.35)       43.44 (11.24)
  7 Jake Sannem      22 Texas               43.38      43.61 B       12  
     r:+0.75  9.92        20.92 (11.00)
          32.33 (11.41)       43.61 (11.28)
  8 Stefan Varga     20 TCU                 44.35      44.71         11  
    r:+0.63  10.06        21.57 (11.51)
          33.11 (11.54)       44.71 (11.60)

Women’s 1650

Texas senior Evie Pfeifer broke the conference record in the 1650 freestyle with a 15:48.65 as she is now ranked second nationally in this event three weeks out from NCAAs as she now sits third nationally behind Virginia’s Paige Madden and Tennessee’s Kristen Stege.

This is Pfeifer’s third win of this impressive weekend as she won the 500 free and 400 IM. Her best entering today was a 15:58 from the 2018 NCAAs as this was a 10-second drop which puts her in the running for the national title.

Kansas’ Kara Church was second at 16:41.12.

 Event 35  Women 1650 Yard Freestyle
=========================================================================
        15:52.41  A Ncaa Auto
        16:17.45  I 2020 Invited
        16:30.59  B Ncaa Cons
    Name            Age Team                 Seed     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
  1 Evie Pfeifer     21 Texas             9:39.02   15:48.65 A       20  
    r:+0.77  26.99        55.86 (28.87)
        1:25.09 (29.23)     1:54.69 (29.60)
        2:23.93 (29.24)     2:53.27 (29.34)
        3:22.72 (29.45)     3:52.21 (29.49)
        4:21.61 (29.40)     4:50.89 (29.28)
        5:19.81 (28.92)     5:48.85 (29.04)
        6:17.88 (29.03)     6:47.02 (29.14)
        7:15.82 (28.80)     7:44.64 (28.82)
        8:13.43 (28.79)     8:42.20 (28.77)
        9:11.00 (28.80)     9:39.83 (28.83)
       10:08.57 (28.74)    10:37.14 (28.57)
       11:05.60 (28.46)    11:34.57 (28.97)
       12:03.06 (28.49)    12:31.62 (28.56)
       13:00.33 (28.71)    13:28.94 (28.61)
       13:57.55 (28.61)    14:25.88 (28.33)
       14:54.07 (28.19)    15:21.92 (27.85)    15:48.65 (26.73)
  2 Kara Church      18 Kansas           10:11.06   16:41.12         17  
    r:+0.77  27.30        57.00 (29.70)
        1:27.14 (30.14)     1:57.37 (30.23)
        2:27.72 (30.35)     2:57.90 (30.18)
        3:28.10 (30.20)     3:58.02 (29.92)
        4:28.24 (30.22)     4:58.50 (30.26)
        5:28.24 (29.74)     5:58.43 (30.19)
        6:28.63 (30.20)     6:59.04 (30.41)
        7:29.35 (30.31)     7:59.64 (30.29)
        8:30.17 (30.53)     9:00.68 (30.51)
        9:31.15 (30.47)    10:01.77 (30.62)
       10:32.28 (30.51)    11:02.91 (30.63)
       11:33.54 (30.63)    12:04.31 (30.77)
       12:35.07 (30.76)    13:05.95 (30.88)
       13:36.98 (31.03)    14:07.92 (30.94)
       14:38.93 (31.01)    15:09.68 (30.75)
       15:40.75 (31.07)    16:11.27 (30.52)    16:41.12 (29.85)
  3 Brinley Horras   18 Iowa State       10:16.97   16:55.19         16  
    r:+0.75  27.02        56.46 (29.44)
        1:26.52 (30.06)     1:56.92 (30.40)
        2:27.29 (30.37)     2:58.00 (30.71)
        3:28.59 (30.59)     3:59.18 (30.59)
        4:29.77 (30.59)     5:00.78 (31.01)
        5:31.50 (30.72)     6:02.39 (30.89)
        6:33.26 (30.87)     7:04.20 (30.94)
        7:35.19 (30.99)     8:06.13 (30.94)
        8:37.08 (30.95)     9:08.03 (30.95)
        9:38.97 (30.94)    10:10.08 (31.11)
       10:41.37 (31.29)    11:12.74 (31.37)
       11:43.86 (31.12)    12:15.04 (31.18)
       12:46.78 (31.74)    13:18.09 (31.31)
       13:49.69 (31.60)    14:21.03 (31.34)
       14:52.22 (31.19)    15:23.62 (31.40)
       15:54.84 (31.22)    16:25.56 (30.72)    16:55.19 (29.63)
  4 Abigail Meder    20 TCU              10:15.77   17:02.10         15  
    r:+0.77  27.45        57.49 (30.04)
        1:28.06 (30.57)     1:58.81 (30.75)
        2:29.92 (31.11)     3:00.77 (30.85)
        3:31.86 (31.09)     4:02.58 (30.72)
        4:33.49 (30.91)     5:04.82 (31.33)
        5:35.75 (30.93)     6:07.00 (31.25)
        6:38.07 (31.07)     7:09.01 (30.94)
        7:40.08 (31.07)     8:11.06 (30.98)
        8:41.91 (30.85)     9:13.10 (31.19)
        9:43.90 (30.80)    10:14.80 (30.90)
       10:46.02 (31.22)    11:17.38 (31.36)
       11:48.62 (31.24)    12:20.02 (31.40)
       12:51.20 (31.18)    13:22.62 (31.42)
       13:53.97 (31.35)    14:25.62 (31.65)
       14:56.86 (31.24)    15:28.34 (31.48)
       16:00.06 (31.72)    16:31.95 (31.89)    17:02.10 (30.15)
  5 Katie Callahan   20 Kansas           10:13.68   17:05.44         14  
    r:+0.80  27.26        56.96 (29.70)
        1:27.17 (30.21)     1:57.51 (30.34)
        2:27.96 (30.45)     2:58.62 (30.66)
        3:29.18 (30.56)     3:59.74 (30.56)
        4:30.49 (30.75)     5:01.49 (31.00)
        5:32.56 (31.07)     6:03.60 (31.04)
        6:34.77 (31.17)     7:06.27 (31.50)
        7:37.75 (31.48)     8:09.21 (31.46)
        8:40.72 (31.51)     9:12.39 (31.67)
        9:43.99 (31.60)    10:15.63 (31.64)
       10:47.22 (31.59)    11:18.58 (31.36)
       11:50.46 (31.88)    12:22.37 (31.91)
       12:54.08 (31.71)    13:25.83 (31.75)
       13:57.86 (32.03)    14:29.78 (31.92)
       15:01.76 (31.98)    15:33.35 (31.59)
       16:04.83 (31.48)    16:36.02 (31.19)    17:05.44 (29.42)
  6 Luisa Winkler    22 West Virginia    10:22.23   17:09.41         13  
             28.82        59.58 (30.76)
        1:30.92 (31.34)     2:02.24 (31.32)
        2:33.61 (31.37)     3:05.02 (31.41)
        3:36.31 (31.29)     4:07.42 (31.11)
        4:38.62 (31.20)     5:09.79 (31.17)
        5:40.94 (31.15)     6:12.09 (31.15)
        6:43.57 (31.48)     7:14.81 (31.24)
        7:45.95 (31.14)     8:17.21 (31.26)
        8:48.53 (31.32)     9:19.81 (31.28)
        9:51.03 (31.22)    10:22.30 (31.27)
       10:53.86 (31.56)    11:25.32 (31.46)
       11:56.50 (31.18)    12:27.57 (31.07)
       12:58.68 (31.11)    13:29.84 (31.16)
       14:01.16 (31.32)    14:32.58 (31.42)
       15:03.99 (31.41)    15:35.47 (31.48)
       16:06.78 (31.31)    16:38.17 (31.39)    17:09.41 (31.24)
  7 Sydney Jackson   18 Iowa State       10:07.37   17:10.69         12  
    r:+0.77  27.53        57.78 (30.25)
        1:28.54 (30.76)     1:59.32 (30.78)
        2:30.19 (30.87)     3:00.99 (30.80)
        3:31.98 (30.99)     4:02.87 (30.89)
        4:33.95 (31.08)     5:04.86 (30.91)
        5:35.96 (31.10)     6:07.42 (31.46)
        6:38.82 (31.40)     7:10.26 (31.44)
        7:41.80 (31.54)     8:13.29 (31.49)
        8:44.85 (31.56)     9:16.56 (31.71)
        9:47.99 (31.43)    10:19.69 (31.70)
       10:51.35 (31.66)    11:23.05 (31.70)
       11:54.62 (31.57)    12:26.52 (31.90)
       12:58.43 (31.91)    13:30.31 (31.88)
       14:02.09 (31.78)    14:33.88 (31.79)
       15:05.43 (31.55)    15:37.02 (31.59)
       16:08.74 (31.72)    16:39.99 (31.25)    17:10.69 (30.70)
  8 Crissie Blomqui  22 Kansas           10:23.73   17:16.18         11  
             27.61        58.06 (30.45)
        1:28.94 (30.88)     1:59.96 (31.02)
        2:31.17 (31.21)     3:02.28 (31.11)
        3:33.15 (30.87)     4:04.05 (30.90)
        4:35.15 (31.10)     5:06.27 (31.12)
        5:37.43 (31.16)     6:08.69 (31.26)
        6:39.79 (31.10)     7:11.16 (31.37)
        7:42.51 (31.35)     8:14.06 (31.55)
        8:45.63 (31.57)     9:16.90 (31.27)
        9:48.27 (31.37)    10:19.69 (31.42)
       10:51.30 (31.61)    11:22.94 (31.64)
       11:54.59 (31.65)    12:26.50 (31.91)
       12:58.51 (32.01)    13:30.63 (32.12)
       14:02.68 (32.05)    14:34.77 (32.09)
       15:06.99 (32.22)    15:39.37 (32.38)
       16:11.76 (32.39)    16:44.16 (32.40)    17:16.18 (32.02)

Men’s 1650

David Johnston cruised to the win in the 1650 with a 14:48.09 as he has already been a 14:41 this season which should solidify his spot in the top eight seeded heat at NCAAs that competes at night. He won tonight ahead of JohnThomas Larson (14:52.28) as they will both safely be on to NCAAs in four weeks.

 Event 36  Men 1650 Yard Freestyle
=========================================================================
        14:37.31  A Ncaa Auto
        14:57.07  I 2020 Invited
        15:26.19  B Ncaa Cons
    Name            Age Team                 Seed     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
  1 David Johnston   19 Texas             8:45.38   14:48.09 I       20  
    r:+0.73  24.45        51.20 (26.75)
        1:18.14 (26.94)     1:44.93 (26.79)
        2:11.85 (26.92)     2:38.71 (26.86)
        3:05.51 (26.80)     3:32.35 (26.84)
        3:59.31 (26.96)     4:26.14 (26.83)
        4:53.02 (26.88)     5:19.89 (26.87)
        5:46.82 (26.93)     6:13.79 (26.97)
        6:40.66 (26.87)     7:07.68 (27.02)
        7:34.47 (26.79)     8:01.31 (26.84)
        8:28.37 (27.06)     8:55.28 (26.91)
        9:22.30 (27.02)     9:49.42 (27.12)
       10:16.68 (27.26)    10:44.04 (27.36)
       11:11.33 (27.29)    11:38.51 (27.18)
       12:06.03 (27.52)    12:33.32 (27.29)
       13:00.76 (27.44)    13:27.99 (27.23)
       13:55.40 (27.41)    14:22.27 (26.87)    14:48.09 (25.82)
  2 JohnThomas Lars  22 Texas             8:56.88   14:52.28 I       17  
    r:+0.67  24.00        50.74 (26.74)
        1:17.81 (27.07)     1:44.51 (26.70)
        2:11.44 (26.93)     2:38.48 (27.04)
        3:05.43 (26.95)     3:32.45 (27.02)
        3:59.47 (27.02)     4:26.42 (26.95)
        4:53.50 (27.08)     5:20.42 (26.92)
        5:47.50 (27.08)     6:14.51 (27.01)
        6:41.32 (26.81)     7:08.44 (27.12)
        7:35.50 (27.06)     8:02.62 (27.12)
        8:29.80 (27.18)     8:56.85 (27.05)
        9:23.97 (27.12)     9:51.30 (27.33)
       10:18.67 (27.37)    10:46.37 (27.70)
       11:13.93 (27.56)    11:41.41 (27.48)
       12:09.02 (27.61)    12:36.63 (27.61)
       13:04.26 (27.63)    13:31.87 (27.61)
       13:59.30 (27.43)    14:26.54 (27.24)    14:52.28 (25.74)
  3 William Mullen   19 West Virginia     9:23.26   15:33.51         16  
    r:+0.72  26.16        54.34 (28.18)
        1:22.99 (28.65)     1:51.47 (28.48)
        2:20.27 (28.80)     2:49.08 (28.81)
        3:17.77 (28.69)     3:46.40 (28.63)
        4:15.38 (28.98)     4:43.89 (28.51)
        5:12.45 (28.56)     5:40.88 (28.43)
        6:09.12 (28.24)     6:37.30 (28.18)
        7:05.58 (28.28)     7:33.80 (28.22)
        8:02.24 (28.44)     8:30.54 (28.30)
        8:58.83 (28.29)     9:27.26 (28.43)
        9:55.29 (28.03)    10:23.28 (27.99)
       10:51.56 (28.28)    11:19.97 (28.41)
       11:48.16 (28.19)    12:16.46 (28.30)
       12:44.96 (28.50)    13:13.42 (28.46)
       13:41.78 (28.36)    14:09.77 (27.99)
       14:38.15 (28.38)    15:06.42 (28.27)    15:33.51 (27.09)
  4 Brendan William  19 West Virginia     9:42.01   15:42.14         15  
    r:+0.79  26.45        55.03 (28.58)
        1:24.35 (29.32)     1:53.19 (28.84)
        2:22.31 (29.12)     2:51.58 (29.27)
        3:20.89 (29.31)     3:50.01 (29.12)
        4:18.83 (28.82)     4:47.55 (28.72)
        5:16.38 (28.83)     5:45.17 (28.79)
        6:14.06 (28.89)     6:43.03 (28.97)
        7:11.67 (28.64)     7:40.67 (29.00)
        8:09.31 (28.64)     8:38.05 (28.74)
        9:06.00 (27.95)     9:33.90 (27.90)
       10:02.14 (28.24)    10:30.35 (28.21)
       10:58.92 (28.57)    11:27.23 (28.31)
       11:55.83 (28.60)    12:24.45 (28.62)
       12:52.83 (28.38)    13:21.33 (28.50)
       13:50.22 (28.89)    14:18.74 (28.52)
       14:47.32 (28.58)    15:15.36 (28.04)    15:42.14 (26.78)
  5 Charlie Brennig  19 TCU               9:16.78   15:46.17         14  
    r:+0.79  26.04        54.24 (28.20)
        1:22.56 (28.32)     1:51.28 (28.72)
        2:19.93 (28.65)     2:48.70 (28.77)
        3:17.71 (29.01)     3:46.43 (28.72)
        4:15.27 (28.84)     4:43.94 (28.67)
        5:12.74 (28.80)     5:41.50 (28.76)
        6:10.13 (28.63)     6:39.02 (28.89)
        7:07.94 (28.92)     7:36.94 (29.00)
        8:05.73 (28.79)     8:34.37 (28.64)
        9:03.14 (28.77)     9:32.02 (28.88)
       10:00.95 (28.93)    10:30.08 (29.13)
       10:59.14 (29.06)    11:28.48 (29.34)
       11:57.46 (28.98)    12:26.36 (28.90)
       12:55.39 (29.03)    13:24.35 (28.96)
       13:53.42 (29.07)    14:22.38 (28.96)
       14:51.13 (28.75)    15:19.64 (28.51)    15:46.17 (26.53)
  6 Logan McFadden   19 West Virginia     9:36.04   15:46.73         13  
    r:+0.78  26.87        55.87 (29.00)
        1:24.99 (29.12)     1:54.65 (29.66)
        2:23.67 (29.02)     2:52.75 (29.08)
        3:21.60 (28.85)     3:50.56 (28.96)
        4:19.05 (28.49)     4:47.77 (28.72)
        5:16.35 (28.58)     5:45.08 (28.73)
        6:14.04 (28.96)     6:42.60 (28.56)
        7:11.29 (28.69)     7:40.01 (28.72)
        8:08.74 (28.73)     8:37.45 (28.71)
        9:06.29 (28.84)     9:35.14 (28.85)
       10:03.89 (28.75)    10:32.41 (28.52)
       11:01.22 (28.81)    11:30.09 (28.87)
       11:58.92 (28.83)    12:28.04 (29.12)
       12:57.16 (29.12)    13:25.95 (28.79)
       13:54.57 (28.62)    14:23.68 (29.11)
       14:52.34 (28.66)    15:20.39 (28.05)    15:46.73 (26.34)
  7 Kevin Chao       22 TCU               9:18.06   15:52.16         12  
    r:+0.69  26.09        55.00 (28.91)
        1:24.06 (29.06)     1:53.41 (29.35)
        2:22.62 (29.21)     2:51.80 (29.18)
        3:20.67 (28.87)     3:49.62 (28.95)
        4:18.40 (28.78)     4:47.18 (28.78)
        5:15.93 (28.75)     5:44.72 (28.79)
        6:13.59 (28.87)     6:42.82 (29.23)
        7:11.59 (28.77)     7:40.44 (28.85)
        8:09.24 (28.80)     8:38.18 (28.94)
        9:06.85 (28.67)     9:35.56 (28.71)
       10:04.34 (28.78)    10:33.25 (28.91)
       11:02.07 (28.82)    11:31.14 (29.07)
       12:00.29 (29.15)    12:29.44 (29.15)
       12:58.68 (29.24)    13:27.90 (29.22)
       13:56.95 (29.05)    14:26.24 (29.29)
       14:55.34 (29.10)    15:24.14 (28.80)    15:52.16 (28.02)
  8 Nicholas Skinne  20 TCU               9:33.22   16:03.93         11  
    r:+0.69  26.20        55.08 (28.88)
        1:24.28 (29.20)     1:53.65 (29.37)
        2:23.14 (29.49)     2:52.38 (29.24)
        3:21.80 (29.42)     3:50.93 (29.13)
        4:19.98 (29.05)     4:49.00 (29.02)
        5:18.22 (29.22)     5:47.55 (29.33)
        6:17.02 (29.47)     6:46.13 (29.11)
        7:15.56 (29.43)     7:44.79 (29.23)
        8:14.07 (29.28)     8:43.14 (29.07)
        9:12.37 (29.23)     9:41.48 (29.11)
       10:10.71 (29.23)    10:40.29 (29.58)
       11:09.84 (29.55)    11:39.28 (29.44)
       12:08.96 (29.68)    12:38.75 (29.79)
       13:08.27 (29.52)    13:37.75 (29.48)
       14:07.35 (29.60)    14:36.77 (29.42)
       15:06.14 (29.37)    15:35.55 (29.41)    16:03.93 (28.38)

Women’s 200 Breast

Freshman Anna Elendt just missed her season best in winning the 200 breast Big 12 title with a 2:06.34 as she has already been a 2:06.0 this season. Elendt was out in 1:01.0, showcasing her front end speed as she will play into the national title in both breaststroke distances as we inch closer to NCAAs in 18 days.

Kansas’ Kate Steward put herself within NCAA consideration with a 2:10.86 for second place. Last season it took a 2:10.12 to make the NCAA meet that ultimately never happened, but Steward is on the bubble to get to NCAAs.

 Event 37  Women 200 Yard Breaststroke
=========================================================================
         2:06.84  A Ncaa Auto
         2:10.12  I 2020 Invited
         2:13.97  B Ncaa Cons
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Anna Elendt      19 Texas             2:11.63    2:06.34 A       20  
    r:+0.75  28.82      1:01.02 (32.20)
        1:33.74 (32.72)     2:06.34 (32.60)
  2 Kate Steward     21 Kansas            2:11.50    2:10.86 B       17  
    r:+0.73  29.77      1:02.95 (33.18)
        1:36.35 (33.40)     2:10.86 (34.51)
  3 Lehr Thorson     22 Iowa State        2:14.90    2:14.68         16  
    r:+0.82  30.32      1:03.77 (33.45)
        1:38.60 (34.83)     2:14.68 (36.08)
  4 Dannie Dilsaver  22 Kansas            2:14.53    2:14.93         15  
    r:+0.73  30.54      1:03.48 (32.94)
        1:38.93 (35.45)     2:14.93 (36.00)
  5 Martha Haas      22 Iowa State        2:18.48    2:16.90         14  
    r:+0.76  31.02      1:05.56 (34.54)
        1:40.53 (34.97)     2:16.90 (36.37)
  6 Holly Jansen     21 Texas             2:16.74    2:17.07         13  
    r:+0.73  30.60      1:04.53 (33.93)
        1:40.91 (36.38)     2:17.07 (36.16)
  7 Bryn Ericksen    21 Iowa State        2:17.54    2:18.53         12  
    r:+0.72  31.23      1:06.18 (34.95)
        1:41.90 (35.72)     2:18.53 (36.63)
  8 Emma Walker      19 Kansas            2:17.91    2:19.09         11  
    r:+0.82  31.26      1:05.75 (34.49)
        1:41.52 (35.77)     2:19.09 (37.57)

Men’s 200 Breast

Texas sophomore Caspar Corbeau put himself fifth nationally in the 200 breaststroke with a 1:52.52 to cruise in the 200 breast final, sitting behind Reece WhitleyEvgenii Somov, Daniel Roy and Caio Pumputis in the national rankings as that race could go any different direction come NCAAs in four weeks.

TCU’s Vitauts Silins finished in second at 1:54.54 to compliment his runner-up finish in the 100 breast yesterday as he was a half second off what it took to make the NCAA meet a year ago. Silins may have a better shot at making the meet in the 100 breast but he is on the bubble for NCAAs in both.

Texas sophomore Jake Foster finished in third at 1:55.13 ahead of junior Charlie Scheinfeld (1:56.02).

 Event 38  Men 200 Yard Breaststroke
=========================================================================
         1:52.61  A Ncaa Auto
         1:54.03  I 2020 Invited
         1:58.43  B Ncaa Cons
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Caspar Corbeau   19 Texas             1:54.76    1:52.52 A       20  
    r:+0.69  25.18        53.63 (28.45)
        1:22.79 (29.16)     1:52.52 (29.73)
  2 Vitauts Silins   20 TCU               1:56.26    1:54.54 B       17  
    r:+0.68  26.13        54.90 (28.77)
        1:24.38 (29.48)     1:54.54 (30.16)
  3 Jake Foster      20 Texas             1:55.93    1:55.13 B       16  
    r:+0.68  25.76        54.74 (28.98)
        1:24.50 (29.76)     1:55.13 (30.63)
  4 Charlie Scheinf  21 Texas             1:56.25    1:56.02 B       15  
    r:+0.66  25.96        55.42 (29.46)
        1:25.47 (30.05)     1:56.02 (30.55)
  5 Joe Schaefer     18 West Virginia     2:02.23    1:59.54         14  
    r:+0.68  26.96        57.29 (30.33)
        1:28.19 (30.90)     1:59.54 (31.35)
  6 Hugh McPherson   21 TCU               2:00.11    1:59.67         13  
    r:+0.66  27.15        57.43 (30.28)
        1:28.75 (31.32)     1:59.67 (30.92)
  7 Jonathan Bennet  21 West Virginia     2:02.86    2:01.87         12  
    r:+0.70  27.71        58.59 (30.88)
        1:30.11 (31.52)     2:01.87 (31.76)
  8 Fausto Huerta    21 West Virginia     2:02.77    2:04.10         11  
    r:+0.63  27.50        58.79 (31.29)
        1:31.19 (32.40)     2:04.10 (32.91)

Women’s 200 Fly

Texas freshman Olivia Bray improved on her season best in the 200 butterfly as she swam a 1:52.03 on Saturday night at the Big 12 swimming championships in Austin in holding off teammate Kelly Pash (1:52.69). Bray had the fastest time in the nation entering this week but was passed by Michigan’s Olivia Carter, but took the top spot right back with her swim tonight, setting up a dual between those two in three weeks.

Emma Sticklen was out well the first 100 and finished in third at 1:55.52.

 Event 39  Women 200 Yard Butterfly
=========================================================================
         1:53.20  A Ncaa Auto
         1:56.06  I 2020 Invited
         1:59.23  B Ncaa Cons
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Olivia Bray      19 Texas             1:54.78    1:52.03 A       20  
    r:+0.68  24.53        52.89 (28.36)
        1:21.96 (29.07)     1:52.03 (30.07)
  2 Kelly Pash       19 Texas             1:58.75    1:52.69 A       17  
    r:+0.69  25.43        53.47 (28.04)
        1:22.48 (29.01)     1:52.69 (30.21)
  3 Emma Sticklen    18 Texas             1:55.64    1:55.52 I       16  
    r:+0.66  24.53        53.23 (28.70)
        1:23.57 (30.34)     1:55.52 (31.95)
  4 Grace Ritch      22 Texas             2:01.27    1:59.63         15  
    r:+0.68  26.33        56.00 (29.67)
        1:27.05 (31.05)     1:59.63 (32.58)
  5 Lucia Rizzo      21 Iowa State        2:01.78    2:01.68         14  
    r:+0.69  27.05        57.73 (30.68)
        1:29.63 (31.90)     2:01.68 (32.05)
  6 Greta Olsen      21 Kansas            2:03.09    2:01.99         13  
    r:+0.77  26.95        57.40 (30.45)
        1:28.94 (31.54)     2:01.99 (33.05)
  7 Megan Morris     20 TCU               2:02.89    2:02.00         12  
    r:+0.67  27.00        57.49 (30.49)
        1:29.35 (31.86)     2:02.00 (32.65)
  8 Ellie Flanagan   21 Kansas            2:02.22    2:02.26         11  
    r:+0.70  27.70        58.28 (30.58)
        1:29.58 (31.30)     2:02.26 (32.68)

Men’s 200 Fly

Texas senior Alvin Jiang won his third Big 12 title of the weekend with a 1:41.60 in the 200 butterfly, using his strong underwater kicks to propel him to a win. Teammate Andrew Koustik (1:42.38) finished in second ahead of West Virginia’s David Dixon (1:42.75), who should both advance to the NCAA Championships.

Jiang has been a huge addition to this Texas team as he transferred from North Carolina after two seasons in Chapel Hill. He was a national title favorite last season in the 100 butterfly before the meet was cancelled and should be at the top of the podium in a number of relays and individual events.

 Event 40  Men 200 Yard Butterfly
=========================================================================
         1:40.76  A Ncaa Auto
         1:43.18  I 2020 Invited
         1:46.69  B Ncaa Cons
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Alvin Jiang      22 Texas             1:43.21    1:41.60 I       20  
    r:+0.64  22.28        47.90 (25.62)
        1:14.66 (26.76)     1:41.60 (26.94)
  2 Andrew Koustik   21 Texas             1:43.10    1:42.38 I       17  
    r:+0.68  22.59        48.58 (25.99)
        1:15.25 (26.67)     1:42.38 (27.13)
  3 David Dixon      22 West Virginia     1:48.17    1:42.75 I       16  
    r:+0.73  23.49        48.78 (25.29)
        1:15.34 (26.56)     1:42.75 (27.41)
  4 Zac Van Zandt    18 Texas             1:44.26    1:43.73 B       15  
    r:+0.68  22.92        48.43 (25.51)
        1:15.28 (26.85)     1:43.73 (28.45)
  5 Coby Carrozza    19 Texas             1:46.65    1:44.04 B       14  
    r:+0.74  23.08        48.94 (25.86)
        1:16.04 (27.10)     1:44.04 (28.00)
  6 Piotr Sadlowski  21 TCU               1:47.00    1:45.88 B       13  
    r:+0.68  23.36        50.37 (27.01)
        1:17.97 (27.60)     1:45.88 (27.91)
  7 Zach Boley       20 West Virginia     1:48.85    1:48.55         12  
    r:+0.68  24.62        52.06 (27.44)
        1:20.11 (28.05)     1:48.55 (28.44)
  8 Michael Chwaluk  20 TCU               1:48.74    1:50.97         11  
    r:+0.65  24.41        51.80 (27.39)
        1:20.28 (28.48)     1:50.97 (30.69)

Women’s 400 Free Relay

Texas finished the Big 12 swimming championships with a 3:13.32 in the 400 free relay with the team of Miranda Heckman (49.34), Julia Cook (48.21), Olivia Bray (48.50) and Kelly Pash (47.27) as they sit eighth nationally with that swim. West Virginia was second at 3:20.21 with Kansas in third at 3:21.99.

 Event 41  Women 400 Yard Freestyle Relay
==================================================================================
         3:14.61  A Ncaa Auto
         3:16.35  B Ncaa Cons
    Team                             Seed     Finals       Points 
==================================================================================
  1 Texas                         3:14.39    3:13.32 A       40  
     1) Miranda Heckman 19            2) r:+0.34 Julia Cook 20        
     3) r:+0.20 Olivia Bray 19        4) r:+0.14 Kelly Pash 19        
    r:+0.77  23.78        49.34 (49.34)
        1:12.19 (22.85)     1:37.55 (48.21)
        2:00.50 (22.95)     2:26.05 (48.50)
        2:48.62 (22.57)     3:13.32 (47.27)
  2 West Virginia                 3:22.88    3:20.21         34  
     1) Jacqueline McCutchan 19       2) r:+0.23 Jordan Buechler 18   
     3) r:+0.32 Harna Minezawa 20     4) r:+0.49 Emily Haimes 19      
    r:+0.69  24.15        50.31 (50.31)
        1:13.83 (23.52)     1:40.06 (49.75)
        2:03.86 (23.80)     2:30.46 (50.40)
        2:54.04 (23.58)     3:20.21 (49.75)
  3 Kansas                        3:27.84    3:21.99         32  
     1) Manon Manning 21              2) r:+0.39 Dewi Blose 20        
     3) r:+0.45 Claudia Dougan 19     4) r:+0.22 Lauryn Parrish 22    
    r:+0.76  24.53        50.41 (50.41)
        1:14.64 (24.23)     1:40.83 (50.42)
        2:05.11 (24.28)     2:31.32 (50.49)
        2:55.62 (24.30)     3:21.99 (50.67)
  4 Iowa State                    3:26.45    3:22.85         30  
     1) Sophia Goushchina 19          2) r:+0.28 Martha Haas 22       
     3) r:+0.08 Kennedy Tranel 21     4) r:+0.48 Ashley Bengtson 18   
    r:+0.70  24.30        50.60 (50.60)
        1:14.68 (24.08)     1:41.77 (51.17)
        2:05.92 (24.15)     2:32.18 (50.41)
        2:56.66 (24.48)     3:22.85 (50.67)
  5 TCU                           3:21.71    3:24.14         28  
     1) Katelyn Kenchel 22            2) r:+0.47 Emma Hultquist 19    
     3) r:+0.23 Megan Morris 20       4) r:+0.19 Morgan Despres 20    
    r:+0.69  24.41        51.02 (51.02)
        1:15.20 (24.18)     1:42.27 (51.25)
        2:06.55 (24.28)     2:32.73 (50.46)
        2:57.30 (24.57)     3:24.14 (51.41)

Men’s 400 Free Relay

The Texas men cruised to a win in the 400 free relay with Daniel Krueger (42.09), Jake Sannem (42.43), Chris Staka (42.24) and Drew Kibler (41.72) as they sit fourth nationally behind NC State, Alabama and Louisville.

 Event 42  Men 400 Yard Freestyle Relay
==================================================================================
         2:51.11  A Ncaa Auto
         2:52.46  B Ncaa Cons
    Team                             Seed     Finals       Points 
==================================================================================
  1 Texas                         2:49.15    2:48.48 A       40  
     1) Daniel Krueger 21             2) r:+0.26 Jake Sannem 22       
     3) r:+0.30 Chris Staka 22        4) r:+0.28 Drew Kibler 20       
    r:+0.74  20.10        42.09 (42.09)
        1:02.27 (20.18)     1:24.52 (42.43)
        1:44.48 (19.96)     2:06.76 (42.24)
        2:26.32 (19.56)     2:48.48 (41.72)
  2 TCU                           2:57.47    2:54.94         34  
     1) Noah Cumby 20                 2) r:+0.19 Stefan Varga 20      
     3) r:+0.15 Dusan Babic 20        4) r:+0.13 Piotr Sadlowski 21   
    r:+0.64  20.92        43.58 (43.58)
        1:04.41 (20.83)     1:27.56 (43.98)
        1:47.98 (20.42)     2:11.34 (43.78)
        2:32.02 (20.68)     2:54.94 (43.60)
  3 West Virginia                 2:59.46    2:55.75         32  
     1) Max Gustafson 21              2) r:+0.32 Roanoke Shirk 19     
     3) r:+0.25 David Dixon 22        4) r:+0.32 Ryen Van Wyk 22      
    r:+0.67  21.35        44.15 (44.15)
        1:05.13 (20.98)     1:28.57 (44.42)
        1:49.79 (21.22)     2:12.77 (44.20)
        2:33.03 (20.26)     2:55.75 (42.98)

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